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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

Coopersmith Career Consulting | Evaluated Learning Experience

The Psychology of Motivation and Emotion (PSY-372)


Varies (self-study; self-paced). 

Various; distance learning format.

March 2021 - Present. 

Instructional delivery format: 
Online/distance learning
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to: evaluate the 10 unifying themes of motivation and emotion; scrutinize the fundamentals of regulation for physiological, psychological and homeostasis; investigate how learned helplessness is built on outcome expectancies; distinguish implicit motives related to acquired and achievement needs; identify the motivational intervention strategy of goal striving; analyze the six dimensions of psychological wellbeing related to self-concept; differentiate how to control emotions and the difference between emotion and mood; compare the study of emotions from the cognitive and social aspects; scrutinize the three state of interventions to enrich motivational and emotional resources; and determine the traits of self-actualization and the humanistic motivational phenomena.


The Psychology of Motivation and Emotion (PSY-372) introduces students to the roots of motivation, emotional processes at work, and the impacts on learning, performance, and well-being. Other topics include the framework to understand motivation and emotions, physiological needs, implicit motives, the nature of emotions and positive psychology.

Credit recommendation: 

In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in Psychology (5/21).